How to get the best images on your wedding day!

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If you are a bride-to-be planning a wedding, there is a good chance you are marking things off your to-do list and planning every little detail. I don't think I've ever met a bride who didn't want her wedding day to go as perfectly as possible. So today on the blog I am going to share with you 4 things you can do to help ensure you get the wedding images you've been dreaming of! 

  1. Make a timeline: 

Taking time before your wedding day to think about how long each thing will take really makes all the difference for a smooth wedding! It keeps everyone informed and it helps keep your vendors from missing the big moments - aka when the flowers need to be delivered or when your photographer needs to capture your gift exchange.

  1. Declutter the getting ready room: 

A wedding day can be hectic. When you put any number of girls in one room and expect them to get all dressed up, chances are you are going to have bags, makeup brushes, and clothes EVERYWHERE. The same for the guys. People have stuff. The more people you have in one room, the more stuff. It comes naturally with the wedding day. Clutter can ruin a photo. It draws the attention away from the people to the object in the background! Being aware of what's around you and taking a couple extra minutes to clean up after yourself will really benefit the photo! Trust me, when your photographer asks you to clean up, he/she is not being a jerk! It's for the best image possible!

  1. Collect your details in one place:

Usually, the details are photographed first thing on a wedding day! Don't send your ring to the venue with the best man if he isn't going to show up until 30 minutes before the wedding! Have all of your important items that you want to be documented together and ready for your photographer.

  1. Communicate with your Family and Friends: 

If you want a picture with your mom of her zipping your dress up, let her know before the wedding! If your best friend from college that you haven't seen in 8 months is going to be there and you want a picture with her before the ceremony communicate that with her and your photographer! This will save so much time during the day. Instead of sending someone to find all the family and friends for photographs they will know where they need to be. Communication is key.

The last piece of advice I would like to give to brides for the best images is... breath and enjoy your day :)

Don't forget to take a moment to look around and soak everything in. You only get this day once!